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PRO-Active trimming series - horses with low heel & Plantar P3 angles - Turtle

Updated: Dec 28, 2023

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Join me while I trim the wall on a horse with low plantar P3 angles and under run heels. Here I demonstrate how I use a rasp to round the wall which is an essential part of rehabbing horses with this hoof morphology (form and function) and develop appropriate vertical depth and caudal foot and hoof development for position and orientation of the pedal pone and pastern bones (appropriate phalangeal alignment).


Turtle has a hoof score of 3/10 and in this video you will also see how I use hoof boots and wedges to support bony column alignment, comfort and protection from unwanted wear to facilitate rehab with this most common pathological hoof morphology - "long toes, low heel!"


The rasp used here is a white tang Heller legend - a decent all purpose rasp for all seasons and trimmers.


I hope you are able to gain some valuable insight into how you might address the wall at the toe in your trimming practice.


We hope you are able to gain some valuable insight into how you might address integrative rehab or hoof care in your practice.


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